Mercury Retrograde

Mercury and Mercury Retrograde….. Over the last 10 or so years, there has been much talk about Mercury Retrograde and how it affects us. The main reason for this is because we now live in a high tech and communicative world. Computers, internet, cyber radio, hand held devices, etc. are key components in today’s world.

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The Varied Coloring of Amethyst

The Many Hues of Amethyst….  What Gives? Amethyst, the violet to purple quartz, is one of the most popular gemstones among gem appreciators. Many years ago, amethyst was classified as a precious stone, like ruby, sapphire and emerald. Since the 1800s, its high perceived status began to dwindle as more amethyst deposits were discovered causing

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Jeremejevite

Jeremejevite is a gorgeous and rare aluminium borate mineral which contains varying amounts of fluorite and hydroxide ions. Its chemical formula is Al6B5O15(F,OH)3. It was first discovered in 1883 in the Adun-Chilon Mountains in Siberia. It has since been found in the Pamir Mountains of Tajikistan, as well as in Namibia, Africa and the Eifel

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Bastnasite

Say hello to BASTNASITE also spelled Bastnaesite. Bastnasite is a rare carbonate fluoride mineral (fluorocarbonate). Bastnäsite was first described by the Swedish chemist Wilhelm Hisinger in 1838 Bastnäsite. Its name comes from the Bastnäs Mine in Riddarhyttan, Sweden. Even though there are 3 different chemical types / compositions of bastnasite, its primary chemical composition is

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Painite

Yes, there is a mineral named “PAINITE” and as you might surmise, it is an extremely rare stone.  Matter of fact, in 2005, The Guinness Book of World Records called painite the world’s rarest gemstone mineral. Painite got its name from British mineralogist and gem dealer Arthur C.D. Pain in the 1950s when it was

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Ho’oponopono Meditation / Prayer

We are living in stressful times, that’s for sure. I would like to share something very powerful that I learned a couple of years ago. It is an ancient Hawaiian practice of reconciliation and forgiveness that has profound results when practiced often. This Hawaiian healing process is called HO’OPONOPONO. “Hoʻoponopono” in Hawaiian is a “mental

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Goethite

Goethite is one of the 7 minerals in the super seven stone. Goethite is a common iron oxide-hydroxide mineral that has a chemical composition of FeO(OH). It often forms as black crystal sprays on quartz druzies.   HERE ARE SOME INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT GOEHITE  (From Judy Hall’s  “Crystal Bible 2”) book Goethite resonates with the #44,

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Moldavite

I would like to share an article about MOLDAVITE that I wrote at the end of December in 2014. It has reference to a New Year that we were about to embark upon. I probably should have waited another few months before posting it again. I have decided to share it now as several folks

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Petrified Wood

Petrified Wood, also known as Agatized Wood is a fossil with a hardness of 6.5 – 7. Petrified wood is real old, some placed as old as 200 million years. Something that has been around that long is going to carry a lot of wisdom and history. Petrified wood is a result of ancient forests that

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Peridot

Will the real peridot please make yourself known? Oh, you’re olivine and chrysolite? Can’t fool me. I know that peridot is the gem form of you two beauties. 😉 Peridot, just between you and me, I think you are the most incredible mineral that ever set foot in this solar system… and probably others too.

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